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Big Ten Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Ohio State entered the 2016 with just six returning starters, but the Buckeyes quickly reloaded behind coach Urban Meyer and quarterback J.T. Barrett and hits the midpoint of the year as one of the favorites to win the national title. While the Buckeyes are considered the top team in the Big Ten, there isn't much separation to the No. 2 team - Michigan. The Wolverines remain undefeated...

College Football Week 7 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Week 7 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Alabama remained unbeaten with a dominant performance against Tennessee, Clemson survived NC State's upset bid with an overtime win, Ohio State escaped Madison with a 30-23 overtime victory over Wisconsin, while West Virginia, Syracuse, North Carolina, Colorado and Washington State all picked...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 7

By Mitch Light, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The Week 7 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Alabama-Tennessee, Ohio State-Wisconsin and Notre Dame-Stanford. Additionally, conference matchups such as Clemson-NC State, USC-Arizona, Oklahoma-Kansas State and Northwestern-Michigan State feature lines or odds that caught our attention for...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s Week 7 slate kicks off on Wednesday night with another Sun Belt midweek showdown, as Appalachian State travels to UL Lafayette in a key conference matchup for both teams. Navy and East Carolina was slated for Thursday but was postponed due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Four games dot the schedule for Friday, including Mississippi State at BYU and Duke at Louisville...

College Football's Post-Week 6 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The first six weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite to reach the national championship, but the Seminoles are out of the picture with two losses. Louisville, Washington and Michigan are three teams on...

ACC Week 6 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Week 6 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the ACC. Florida State extended its winning streak against Miami to seven, Clemson easily defeated Boston College on Friday night, NC State beat Notre Dame in a rain-soak atmosphere, while Virginia Tech scored a huge victory over North Carolina.    With the sixth weekend of games...

College Football Week 6 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Week 6 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. Texas A&M edged Tennessee in an overtime thriller, Alabama dominated Arkansas, Florida State escaped Miami with its seventh win in a row in this series, while Washington snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oregon with a 70-21 blowout victory over the Ducks.    With the sixth weekend...

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Robert A. Boleyn, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Purdue travels to Champaign to meet Illinois this weekend, on a mission to upend the Fighting Illini's chances of retaining the annual "Cannon" trophy in head coach Lovie Smith's debut rivalry game against the Boilermakers.   While the Illini have stumbled out of the gates to a 1-3 start, it has been against arguably the nation's most difficult slate based solely on...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 6

By Mitch Light, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The Week 6 edition of college football’s picks against the spread features predictions for some of Saturday’s biggest games, including Tennessee-Texas A&M, Florida State-Miami and Alabama-Arkansas. Additionally, conference matchups such as Washington-Oregon, Texas-Oklahoma and North Carolina-Virginia Tech feature lines or odds that caught our attention for Week 6. Here are...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 6

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s Week 6 slate kicks off on Wednesday night, as Georgia Southern and Arkansas State meet for a midweek showdown between two of the Sun Belt’s top programs. Thursday night’s action features two Group of 5 conference matchups, with Memphis hosting Temple and Louisiana Tech taking on WKU. Clemson-Boston College and Boise State at New Mexico highlight the slate on...